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7 Types of Story Ideas Journalists Want From PR Pros

Journalists want stories that haven’t been seen elsewhere—something that will grab the attention of people hooked on Angry Birds and “Orange Is the New Black.” | MORE »

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Instagram Debuts Powerful New Creative Tools

For all it’s popularity and usefulness, Instagram’s in-app photo editing features leave a lot to be desired among professionals, especially those who count themselves among the artistic set. | MORE »

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How to Run a Successful ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) on Reddit

Reddit’s audience is notoriously tough, especially if it perceives disingenuousness on the part of someone posting on the site. Nowhere is that more evident than with the platform’s popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) section. | MORE »

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Jonah Hill’s Apology: ‘Use Me as an Example of What Not to Do’

When celebrities apologize for bad behavior or hateful language, sometimes it seems like they’re more sorry for getting caught. Not so Jonah Hill. Last weekend, Hill was caught video using a gay slur
directed at a paparazzo, and on Tuesday the actor went on “The Tonight Show” to face the music head-on.
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PR Tips for Harnessing Instagram and Pinterest

“Nobody reads anymore.” The comment was invoked Tuesday morning during PR News’ Social Media Summit (with a Taste of Tech). And while the statement betrays a slight exaggeration, there’s little doubt that visual storytelling is starting to encroach on the written word when it comes to the most effective way to get your messages out.
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7 Objectives for Listening to Your Audience on Social Media

Carefully planned, creative, great content that misses the mark with a particular audience segment really isn’t great at all. Listening has to come before content creation. | MORE »

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Social Media Icon Awards: YouTube | Marketing Campaign

Winner: Hilton Worldwide – DoubleTree by Hilton DTour To create a better way to plan and share trips, Hilton worked with Google to build DTour, the first-ever YouTube channel integrating all major social media networks … | MORE »

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Social Media Icon Awards: Twitter | Social Good Campaign

Winner: United Nations Foundation – #GivingTuesday – a global movement to celebrate giving back The objective of the United Nations Foundation’s #GivingTuesday movement was to boost the idea of giving – of time, energy and … | MORE »

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Social Media Icon Awards: YouTube | PR Campaign

Winner: Weber Shandwick with Milk Processor Education Program – Chocolate Milk: From the Gridiron to IRONMAN After decades of a slow but steady decline in milk consumption, an emerging body of published research identified a … | MORE »

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Social Media Icon Awards: Twitter | Marketing Campaign

Winner: MXM Social – Eucerin’s #NoFryFriday Campaign As the leading dermatologist-preferred skin care brand, Eucerin’s mission is to deliver expert knowledge to consumers’ fingertips whenever possible. Therefore, MXM Social saw an opportunity to infuse Eucerin’s … | MORE »

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